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  1. Jan. 26, 2021Spring 2021 academic schedule changes

    On January 19, Feridun Hamdullahphur, president and vice-chancellor sent an email confirming the dates and approach for the spring 2021 term. The table below outlines the complete list of changes to the graduate studies important dates calendar.

  2. Jan. 25, 2021#GRADimpact: Hayley Reid, PhD Candidate, Pure Mathematics has a passion for teaching
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    “One of the biggest highlights of graduate school has been to stand in front of a class and teach students new concepts. For me, it’s an overwhelmingly exciting thing to be able to witness those lightbulb moments.”

    Over the past two years, Hayley Reid has served as a teaching assistant for more than 10 different  courses, and her plans for teaching don't stop there.

  3. Jan. 18, 2021Confirming dates and approach for spring 2021 term

    On Jan 19 the following email was sent to Waterloo students


    To: Graduate students

    From: Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor

    Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    Subject: Confirming dates and approach for spring 2021 term

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  1. Jan. 29, 2021GRADflix 2021 Showcase
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    Our GRADflix 2021 Showcase is taking place virtually on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm (EST)!

  2. Feb. 4, 2021Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory Workshop (Winter 2021)
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    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Professional Skills Foundations is designed to offer master's and doctoral students broad exposure to and experience in skills that help them succeed in graduate school, land a job, and thrive in their future workplace.

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  1. Nov. 22, 2020Engaging in Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Navya and her supervisor stand by Navya's poster presentation.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What is/was your program and research focus?

  2. Oct. 18, 2020From Field to Film: Making Science Accessible

    We all care about our research. We think our projects are cool, our data is important, and the answers to our questions will save the world. We know the lingo, speak the language, and understand the background. We are immersed in our topic 24/7, 365 days a year, for what feels like forever. So when asked why other people should care about my research, and to explain it in only 60 seconds, I really had to stop and think. Because why WOULDN’T everyone care?!

  3. Sep. 8, 2020Getting involved in student associations for professional and personal development: Reflections from a year-long mandate as the Computer Science (CS) Graduate Student Association (GSA) President

    As a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, there are many opportunities to develop personal and professional skills by joining a student association. These individual benefits, as usually advertised by the associations, include: making a positive impact in students’ social lives, influencing community life on campus, networking, and transferring the skills we learn as students into a more professional dynamic.

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